My First Day Without Prescription Medication

Updated: June 13, 2017 | 13:10

MedsLToday is Saturday, February 18, 2006. Although I have been taking Serrapeptase for a very short time, since January 3 this year, and I have already noticed some remarkable positive changes in my health, today may turn out to be the most momentous day in the story of my health for over a decade.

Following detailed testing and long discussions with my family doctor (GP), today is the first day on which I have taken no prescription medication at all, since 1994!

In the years from 1994 until today I have taken a multitude of prescription medications as diverse as: painkillers, antacids, steroids, bronchodilators, calcium channel blockers, antispasmodics, and even anti-seizure and anti-Parkinson’s disease medications. Although the precise combination of medications I was given has changed many times over the years, until today, I had believed that I would need to take some, or all, of them for the rest of my life.

When I first learnt about Serrapeptase in December, last year, I was interested in taking it because it might offer me some hope as an anti-inflammatory painkiller. When I asked my family doctor whether she believed it would be safe for me to try, neither of us expected that it would lead to my being able to reduce, and now to stop, all my prescription medication.

At this point, it is essential to stress that my medication has been reduced, and now stopped, under medical supervision. I remain grateful for the ongoing cooperation of the doctors who continue to support me, and who will monitor my progress. I am thrilled and very surprised that it has been agreed that I can stop taking my prescription medication, but it is reassuring to note that my repeat prescription has been left active. This means that my medication can be restarted very easily, should I ever need any of it again.

I have no idea what the future may hold or whether or not such stunning progress can be maintained, but I remain optimistic and hopeful for a future of improving and sustained good health. I will keep you fully informed of my progress, whatever happens, but if today is, as I hope it will be, the start of a life free from the daily use of prescription medications, it will be the most momentous day of the story of my health for many years.

Update

As you will remember, I stopped taking all my prescription medication in February 2006, but my entitlement to repeat prescriptions was left in place in case I ever needed to reorder medication urgently. On July 3, 2006, all my repeat prescriptions were finally stopped.

Update

February 18, 2014 marks day one of another year of freedom from the ‘toxic cocktail’ of prescription medication.

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